Messi’s brace secured a 2-1 win for the catalans at FC granada. At the same time, he extended his own record series: the goal-scorer has now scored at least once in each of 14 consecutive league games.
"Leo, the all-powerful", was the headline of the sports paper "el mundo deportivo". With the success in granada, where the defending champion real madrid had lost 0:1 two weeks ago, barca maintained its sovereign position at the top of the primera division.
When a round of goals is within reach, messi seems to be particularly motivated. The achievement of the mark of 100 goals he had also celebrated with a double, when the number of 200 goals was exceeded it was even a triple. But the argentinean was by no means only aiming to increase his goal tally in granada. On the contrary: messi retreated into the midfield and acted as playmaker. He created several high quality chances for alexis sanchez, but the chilean missed them.
When odion ighalo (26. Minute) put the andalusians in the lead, messi& co realized that they would not have an easy game in granada. Barca coach jordi roura substituted jordi alba and andres iniesta, who were supposed to be spared for the champions league match on wednesday at AC milan. Messi (50.) took advantage of a rebound to equalize and scored with a free kick (73 minutes).) the winning goal. "In granada, messi won single-handedly", summed up the newspaper "el pais".
Of his 301 goals, the 25-year-old scored 243 with his left foot, 44 with his right foot, twelve with his head and one each with his chest and hand. Almost no defensive line in the league can stop the torjager. Messi has scored at least one goal against all teams this season, with the exception of sevilla FC and celta de vigo.
Cristiano ronaldo managed to score the goal of all 19 opposing teams of the league in the previous season. Two weeks ago, the real madrid goalkeeper even went one step further and ordered the ball into his own goal. "Who knows, maybe one day messi will get over his goalkeeper victor valdes, just so that the portuguese doesn’t stand alone with this piece of art," quipped the newspaper "el periodico de catalunya".